Published: 00:01, 18 May 2018
| Updated: 08:33, 18 May 2018
Royal wedding fever is gripping the nation as Prince Harry prepares to tie the knot with Meghan Markle.
Yet a young mum is following in the footsteps of Britain's other favourite royal couple after twice giving birth on the same day as the Duchess of Cambridge.
Kylie East welcomed her son Frankie into the world last month just hours after the birth of Prince Louis was announced by Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and his wife.
Frankie was born at the William Harvey Hospital and weighed 8lb 8oz, just heavier than Louis who weighed in at a sizeable 8lb and 7oz, the heaviest baby born to an heir in more than a century.
Mrs East, who works in telesales, says her friends had tempted fate.
She said: “When I fell pregnant with Frankie it was about the same time Kate announced she was expecting, so everyone was saying ‘wouldn’t it be weird if they ended up with the same birthday’.
“Once is a coincidence but for it to happen to both of our boys is really strange.
“My friend said she is going to write a letter to Kate and William to let them know that we had the boys on the same day.
"I think they’d definitely be interested in something like that.”
"Once is a coincidence but for it to happen to both of our boys is really strange" - Kylie East
Mrs East, who lives with her husband Tom, was given a commemorative coin after the birth of Freddy in 2015.
The 30-year-old, of Hythe Road, added: “When Freddy is older the coin is going to be a nice keepsake.
“My friends just think it’s amazing as when I had Freddy we didn’t know Kate had gone into labour the same on the same day.
“We waited until they announced Louis’ name before we chose Frankie’s name this time around.”
Mr East, 33, who works in the rail industry, says the family is now following the royals more closely.
He said: “We’re looking forward to the Royal Wedding this weekend.
“We do follow the royals, but I’d say we follow them a lot more now than we used to.”
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